Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thrill vs. Agony, Part 2

I didn't intend to write a part two to this post—actually it's probably better described as an addendum—but a reference to it over on a site that I read regularly and contribute to irregularly, Pickin' Splinters, reminded me of another angle. That is, the idea that the success of one of your teams can go a long way towards softening the blow from the failure of another. A prime example of this is summed up by my current facebook status:

"I feel like a kid again...the Yankees are champions and the Giants suck."

Of course, this is not to mention the fact that the Rose Bowl hopes of my alma mater, Penn State, were crushed—as was the team—by Ohio State this past weekend, 24-7. Between that and the Giants' dismal loss to San Diego, which drops them to 5-4 after a 5-0 start, it was a pretty rough weekend for my football teams. But, it still doesn't feel all that bad.

Check back with me in a couple weeks on this one, though. I'll have a better idea by then how long this "honeymoon" will last.


  1. Funny you mention this. Last night, the better half and I caught an interview with Tom Coughlin at Giants training facility. The wife commented: "Wow, Tom Coughlin actually looks good."

    The old coach seems to be enjoying life since the Super Bowl win.

    Of course, maybe the angry part of his brain froze that night in Green Bay and still hasn't thawed.

  2. So, you think Coughlin's honeymoon period after winning a Super Bowl will extend to two years? Honestly, in my mind, it might last longer than that, especially considering he beat the 18-0 Pats and I live in Boston.